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    Window in Shower: Awesome or Stupid?

    Hello GBA, No specific project in mind. This is just a theoretical design question:  Should a Shower Fixture ever have a window?I know designers do it all the time and I've…

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    Basement finishing – without insulating walls

    I have a basement with a center support wall, dividing the basement into two sections.  I'd like to finish one of the rooms.  The walls have XPS board insulation on…

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    Kitchen backsplash on exterior wall

    On walls that are made to dry to the interior (flash/batt walls and external rigid foam) I am curious if tile kitchen backsplashes on these walls create problems and don't…

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    Recommendations for permeable wall paper

    New home in Zone 7 (West Yellowstone, Montana):  We will have 4" of XPS on the outside of our R-19 fiberglass-insulated 2x6 walls.  Because XPS, especially with taped seams, has…

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    Advantech as finished floor

    Hi AllIm planning on using in floor heat with pex tubing under subfloor between joists. It would seem the most efficient way to do this would be to limit the…

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    Basement walls

    We are renovating our basement. We have a house constructed in 1929, with a rubble foundation. I have seen things like this: http://www.abtfoam.com/prefur.htm which you can attach sheetrock to directly. Does…

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    Soundproofing hollow-core door with cellulose?

    Hello All, I have a guest bedroom in my house connected to the kitchen via a very short hallway, and I'd like to decrease the sound transmission between bedroom and…

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    Window coverings

    Interested in internal powered insulated window shades... wondering about  "state of the art"? Thanks

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    Circulating air between floors

    I don't see a lot of air mixing between floors in my (partly finished) house. We had a hot day here yesterday (34C / 93F), and by sunset the first…

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    Cathedral ceiling and lights

    We're building an ICF home with an unvented attic (rigid insulation over sheathing) and metal roof. The living room and kitchen will have a cathedral ceiling (roof 4:12 pitch). Living…